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West Tech Fest event - WA: The State of Startups

  • Council House, City of Perth 27-29 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Join us in kicking off WestTechFest with an insightful review of the WA startup scene this year and looking forward to in 2018, followed by the annual Techboard 2017 WA Awards and startup community drinks.

This event brings together national, state and local perspectives on the composition, trends, highlights and lessons of relevance to everyone in the ecosystem. See the first release of fascinating data, and participate in discussions that will inform the future direction for advocates, investors and governments in 2018 and beyond. And, best of all, celebrate the successes of the brightest stars of the WA startup scene in 2017.

Guests will include:

  • Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Innovation and ICT; Science - outlining the State Government’s focus and support for innovation

  • Peter van Bruchem and Rafael Kimberley-Bowen, Co-Founders of Techboard - showcasing the year’s investment highlights and announcing the Techboard Awards winners for 2017’s highest traction ventures

  • Monica Wulff, Co-Founder of StartupMuster - presenting WA startup stats in the context of national survey results

  • Alex McCauley, CEO of StartupAUS - presenting the 2017 Crossroads report and key recommendations

  • City of Perth - outlining their highlights and vision for innovation and economic development

  • StartupWA - summarising key stats and ecosystem trends, and direction forward for WA


16:00 - Doors open, registration

16:15 - Welcome

16:20 - Address by the Minister of Innovation & ICT; Science

16:30 - Presentations by Techboard, Startup Muster, StartupAUS and special guests

17:00 - Panel discussion, facilited by StartupWA

17:30 - Startup community drinks

18:00 - Winners of Techboard 2017 WA Awards announced

19:00 - Close

Read the highlights or watch the video of our September 2017 event.

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